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EFF to hand over memorandum on outsourcing to TUT

The 'Outsourcing Must Fall' movement held a night vigil to call for the permanent employment of workers.

FILE: Tshwane University of Technology. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) in Pretoria says it will be handing over a memorandum of grievances regarding outsourcing to management at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) this morning after a night vigil by students, demanding an end to outsourcing.

The 'Outsourcing Must Fall' movement held a night vigil yesterday to call for the permanent employment of workers and a basic salary of R10,000.

The party's vice chancellor Lourens van Staden has called on TUT to emulate the University of Pretoria, which agreed to student demands last week.

The EFF's Mpho Kekana says they now want the same for workers at TUT.

"They are being paid peanuts and we want a minimum wage of R10,000. The service providers are exploiting the workers, they are paying them nothing and they don't have benefits."

Meanwhile, the University of South Africa (Unisa) last week joined the likes of Wits and University of Cape Town by announcing it will be insourcing contract workers, following months of demonstrations calling for the end of outsourcing at some universities.